I wonder how the CAA would view the reconstructed Barra' ? When you log time, in an aircraft, its always from brakes off to brakes on, rather than your actual time in the air. After flying a tailwheel aircraft, I now know why this is, because you have to apply control in puts on the stick even when its on the ground.
Even though the Barra' won't be a flyer, it might be possible to actually log time at the controls?
Unfortunately not. Time is logged from brakes off to brakes on because the Air Navigation Order defines an aircraft as "in flight" from the time it moves under its own power for the purpose of flight
until the time it comes to rest again afterwards. It follows that, even were the Barracuda to be restored to taxiable condition, it would be fair to say that it is never going to move for the purpose of flight.
At this juncture, I will just make it clear that I am jesting in any attempt to claim the position of "Barra Test-Pedaller". Much as I would dearly love to do it, The man for the job would surely require experience of handling Merlin engines and that, sad to say, counts me out.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.